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Recruiting the Right Marketing Headhunter

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How to Choose a Marketing Head hunter


Choosing the right marketing recruiter can mean the difference between hiring an employee that seems effective and hiring a marketing employee who will put your company in the driver’s seat.


Tips You May Not Know


1. Know Which Recruiters You’ll Be Working With – A staffing agency can have sales representatives to speak with the clients that are different from the actual marketing head hunters who will be working on your account.


Make sure that you know your contacts and each person interviewing the job applicants because some lesser reputable headhunting firms can be tricky and plus you have a right to speak to everyone that is representing your organization in your search for a marketing employee.


2. Look at the Reputation of that Recruiting Firm – There are tons of “fly-by-night” recruiters who will take jobs for free or who claim to have networks of great marketing job seekers and will throw the unassuming hiring company resumes for free, but in the end they break rule #1 and the employer risks a lot of lost time in interviewing and, even worse making the same costly mistake over again.


Since recruiting marketing employees is a lot of work and is very expensive with or without a recruiter, do it the right way with the right firm or one of your competitors will.


Therefore, if hiring a marketing recruiting firm to do the work, they should be able to show you their own knowledge of the arena and not just talk about it.


3. Look at that Marketing Recruitment Firm’s Internal Work – Recruiting the right marketing personnel is so difficult because the companies who don’t know marketing as well as they need to end up hiring the wrong marketing employee over and over again simply because these individuals can’t decipher which job applicant can actually do what he or she says they can do.


Hiring managers have even lost their jobs because they become adamant on a candidate based on looks or personality and end up paying too much for what should cost all too little.


It’s much harder to tell who will prove to be a marketing success and who will prove to be a marketing failure than many think. If a good marketing employee was easy to tell, the turnover rate on marketing employees due to disgruntled hiring companies would not be astronomically higher than sales or media recruitment failure.


Original Article Source: 


KAS Job Seeker Video: Using the Unemployment Rate to Better Recruit



Ken Sundheim is the CEO of KAS Placement executive recruiters a staffing agency recruiting sales, media and headhunting marketing employees for companies around the world.

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